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Celis White - Celis Brewery Inc.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

20 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Celis Brewery Inc. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-1999)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jcalabre:
Photo of jcalabre
4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I dearly miss the Celis brewery in Austin, Texas. I loved their white beer. This beer is the 'classic' of the 'white beer' style. Crisp, opaque, refreshing citrus notes, spicy. This style isn't for everyone, but on a warm day, it's a great brew to have

jcalabre, May 22, 2003
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown. Freshness date clearly marked.

Appearance: Has the same look as freshly squeezed lemonade (pale and cloudy w/o pulp), but with a thin, sticky white head.

Smell: Tart, horse and spice aromas are all present and balanced in the nose.

Taste: An up-front sour/lemon zest flavour followed by slight notes of light grain, with mild hints of orange and coriander, dominate. Peppery and herbal flavours lay beneath and travel the palate, along with a tartness, to the end.

Notes: We can't remember ever tasting a better American made White beer other than Allagash (ME).

Jason, Mar 17, 1999
Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev -12.9%

valkyre65, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of rastaman
4.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best white beers i've tried, very sliky smooth with am appetizing, zingy, clovey, citrusy flavour, in the overall scheme of beer, theres not much of a muchness when it comes to the body and flavour, but its palate covering stuff, and has pretty easy drinkability, which makes it quite versitile in terms of session drinking and having it as a complimet to food.

rastaman, Feb 16, 2002
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -12.9%

acurtis, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of pbnagel
4.55/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A wonderful Wit Bier. Sadly the supplies are disappearing
from stores since Miller shut the brewery down

pbnagel, Feb 07, 2001
Photo of BKotch
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gone, gone, gone. Miller has brought infinite shame upon itself for shuttering the Celis Brewery. Last summer, there were rumors floating around that the Celis family was going to buy it back, but no further word on that. This beer was the absolute model for the Belgian wit style (Pierre Celis, after all, resuscitated the Hoegaarden Brewery before he sold it to Interbrew) and at under $6 a six-pack, it's the greatest bargain in all of beerdom. RIP.

BKotch, Nov 09, 2001
Photo of eye2
5/5  rDev +8.9%

eye2, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of frank4sail
4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

... we have really lost a quality beer... and it is impossible to find a replacement .. there are too few wit beers to begin with! If you find some .. have a few for me..

frank4sail, Mar 16, 2001
Photo of bozodogbreath
4.5/5  rDev -2%

bozodogbreath, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -12.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of nmann08
5/5  rDev +8.9%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Rando23
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Rando23, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Broohaa
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Broohaa, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
5/5  rDev +8.9%

LambicKing, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of chapcat
5/5  rDev +8.9%

chapcat, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of deldad
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

deldad, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev -23.7%

RoryOMoore, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of hardy008
5/5  rDev +8.9%

hardy008, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Giantspace
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Giantspace, Dec 28, 2012
Celis White from Celis Brewery Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.